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  1. Why should an employer register his/her establishment on the EPFO Employer portal?
 
  2. What happens if the employer does not register?
 
  3. Once the employer enters his/her establishment id a message is displayed ‘No record found”. What should he/she do?
 
  4. The employer enters his/her establishment id and clicks “Get Details” button. Message comes that the “Your Establishment is already registered”. What should he/she do?
 
  5. The Registration screen asks for entry of PAN. Which PAN is to be entered as the Employer and Authorised Signatory have their PAN?
 
  6. After successful registration and creation of user id and password, the employer has forgotten the user id and/or password. What to do?
 
  7. The employer has registered his/her establsihment. How to change the primary mobile number?
 
  8. At the time of initial registration the employer made a mistake in entry of mobile number and clicked “GET PIN” button. The button is now disabled and he/she did not get the PIN. What to do?
 
  9. At the time of initial registration the employer got the PIN but for some reason he/she could not enter it and click REGISTER. Can he/she enter the PIN later and register the establishment?
 
  10. The employer has registered his/her establsihment. How to change the primary email id?
 
  11. One person is employer or Authorised signatory for more than one establsihment. Is he/she required to register each establishment separately?
 
  12. One person is employer or Authorised signatory for more than one establsihment. Can he/she have same user id for all such establsihment?
 
  13. What is the use of additional authorised signatories and his/her mobile/email details?
 
  14. How to change the profile details of the establsihment?
 
  15. The employer has entered the correct code number but the name and/or address that is displayed is incorrect or has some errors. How to correct it?
 
  16. Can an epf member register on the Employer e-Sewa portal to view his/her account?
 
  17. Whether the employer/Authorised Signatory of an establishment exempted under the Employees’ Provident Fund Scheme is also required to register?
 
  18. Whether after registration, can an employer upload returns for the previous accounting year(s) or for year 2011-12 through the Employer e-Sewa Portal?
 
  19. WHAT IS ECR?
 
  20. HOW CAN AN EMPLOYER UPLOAD ECR ON THE EMPLOYER E=SEWA PORTAL?
 
  21. WHAT IS THE FORMAT OF ECR?
 
  22. WHY MY ECR TEXT FILE IS NOT UPLOADED ?
 
  23. WHAT TO DO IF MY FILE IS NOT UPLOADED AND ERROR LOG IS CREATED?
 
  24. WHAT SHOULD I DO WHEN THE ECR FILE HAS BEEN SUCCESSFULLY UPLOADED?
 
  25. WHAT IF THE ECR FILE IS UPLOADED SUCCESSFULLY BUT REMITTANCE IS NOT MADE?
 
  26. CAN I UPLOAD ECR FILES IN BATCHES FOR A WAGE MONTH BY A SINGLE ESTABLISHMENT?
 
  27. If the employee is having 31 NCP days (LOP) for them how we need to show them in a ECR file?
 
  28. The employer has to make payment for the past period, that is for the dues against the wage month of February, 2012 or before. What shall he/she do?
 
  29. The establsihment has no members and the employer has been remitting the minimum administrative charges of Rs 5/- and Rs 2/- in the account number 2 and 22 respectively. How can he/she make the payment after March 2012?
 
  30. IW 1:Who is an International Worker (IW)?
 
  31. IW 2: Is an Indian worker holding COC (Certificate of Coverage), an International Worker?
 
  32. ANX-II-1: The employer has not uploaded the return for the Month of February 2013. Will the list of members for preparing the Annexure II be available for download on the ECR Portal after Employer log in?
 
  33. ANX-II-2: The list of members downloaded from the ECR portal for the preparation of the Annexure II has some names that are incorrect. Can the employer change the name?
 
  34. ANX-II-3: If the employer has uploaded the Annexure II and wants to change the data through another upload of the Annexure II, will it be possible?
 
  35. ANX-II-4: How to prepare the Annexure II txt file from the downloaded file?
 
  36. The employer has REGISTERED the Establishment but has forgotten the USER ID and/or PASSWORD and has also lost his/her mobile. In such case how will he/she get to know the User Id and Password??
 
  37. WC.1: What is the effective date of implementation of the enhanced wage ceiling?
 
  38. WC.2: From which date the contribution on enhanced wage ceiling is payable?
 
  39. WC.3: What will be the status of employees who are presently drawing salary beyond Rs.6,500/- and less than Rs. 15,000/- ?
 
  40. WC.4: Whether PF contribution is to be deducted from an employee, who joins a covered establishment after 1st September, 2014 and on the date of joining, his salary is more than Rs. 15,000/-?
 
  41. WC.5: What should be the method of provident fund deduction for those employees who draw salary beyond Rs. 15,000/- and are members of provident fund as on date and in respect of whom the employer is deducting contribution to the ceiling of Rs. 6,500/- ?
 
  42. WC.6: What will happen to those employees who are presently drawing Rs. 14,000/- per month and after three months they will reach the salary of Rs. 17,000/- per month?
 
  43. WC.7: What is the amount of wages to be considered for PF contributions?
 
  44. WC.8: What emoluments are to be considered for calculating Rs.15,000/- wage ceiling in respect of an individual employee to be eligible for PF contribution w.e.f. 1.9.2014.
 
  45. WC.9: What is the manner in which the provident fund deductions are to be made where gross salary including all components as per Section 2(b) read with Section 6 of the Act is more than Rs. 15,000/-?
 
  46. WC.10: Whether the employees drawing salary beyond Rs. 15,000/- can join the fund?
 
  47. WC.11: If an employee has not worked for the entire month, what emoluments are to be considered for eligibility of the said employee for PF contributions?
 
  48. WC.12: If a person who has joined an establishment with a salary more than Rs.15000/- draws salary less than Rs. 15000/- during a particular month for any reason whether contribution is to be paid to the Provident Fund on the salary drawn?
 
  49. WC.13: What will happen to the provident fund deduction in cases where the gross wage of an employees is more than Rs. 1,00,000/- and basic is more than Rs. 15,000/-?
 
  50. WC.14: Whether an employee is permitted to contribute above the wage ceiling of Rs. 15,000/- by option towards Pension Fund after 01.09.2014?
 
  51. X.1: What is exemption?
 
  52. X.2: What does exemption from Scheme mean?
 
  53. X.3: What are the types of exemption from the Employees’ Provident Funds Scheme, 1952?
 
  54. X.4: What are the requirements for grant exemption from any Scheme?
 
  55. X.5: Who is the authority to grant exemption from operation of the Employees’ Provident Funds Scheme,1952?
 
  56. X.6: What are the effects of exemption?
 
  57. X.7: What are the requirements where an establishment as a whole is granted exemption under Section 17(1)(a) of the Act?
 
  58. X.8: What are the requirements where an establishment as a whole is granted exemption under Section 17(1)(b) of the Act?
 
  59. X.9: What are the requirements where an establishment is granted exemption under Section 17(2) of the Act read with Para 27 or Para 27A of the Employees’ Provident Funds Scheme, 1952 for an employee or a class of employees?
 
  60. X.10: What are the requirements where an establishment is granted exemption under Section 17 (2)of the Act for an employee or a class of employees?
 
  61. X.11: To whom exemption from the operation of the Employees’ Pension Scheme, 1995?
 
  62. X.12: What are the requirements for grant of exemption from the operation of the Employees’ Pension Scheme, 1995?
 
  63. X.13: What is the periodicity provided for grant of exemption from the operation of the Employees’ Pension Scheme, 1995?
 
  64. X.14: Under what circumstances an exemption applied to Appropriate Government for grant of exemption from the operation of the Employees’ Pension Scheme, 1995 shall be deemed to have been granted?
 
  65. X.15: To whom exemption from the operation of the Employees’ Deposit-Linked Insurance Scheme, 1976?
 
  66. X.16: Who is the authority to grant exemption from operation of the Employees’ Deposit-Linked Insurance Scheme, 1976?
 
  67. X.17: What are the requirements where an establishment is granted exemption under Section 17 (2A) or Section 17 (2B)of the Act read with Para 28 of the Employees’ Deposit-Linked Insurance Scheme, 1976?
 
  68. X.18: What is the rate at which the employer shall pay inspection charges where exemption if granted under the Employees’ Provident Funds Scheme, 1952?
 
  69. X.19: What is the rate at which the employer shall pay inspection charges where exemption if granted under the Employees’ Pension Scheme, 1995?
 
  70. X.20: What is the rate at which the employer shall pay inspection charges where exemption if granted under the Employees’ Deposit-Linked Insurance Scheme, 1976?
 
  71. X.21: Who is the authority to cancel exemption?
 
  72. X.22: Whether cancellation of exemption shall be by notification?
 
  73. X.23: What is relaxation?
 
  74. X.24: Under what provision of the Employees’ Provident Funds Scheme, 1952, the Commissioner may relax pending disposal of the application is granted?
 
  75. X.25: What are the effects of relaxation?
 
  76. X.26: Who is the authority to withdraw relaxation?
 
  77. X.27: Under which paragraph of the Employees’ Provident Funds Scheme, 1952, the conditions governing grant of exemption/relaxation have been delineated?
 
  78. X.28: What are the major conditions governing grant of exemption?
 
  79. X.29: What should be the composition of the Board of Trustees?
 
  80. X.30: What are the duties of the Board of Trustees?
 
  81. X.31: What is the action provided in the Act and Scheme for violation of the conditions?
 
  82. X.32: What is the process prescribed in the Employees’ provident Funds Scheme, 1952 for accepting past accumulation on cancellation of exemption?
 
  83. X.33: What are the general deficiencies noticed in the exemption applications received from the establishments?